New Xulon Title Benefits Homeless Shelter through the Gift of Words

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Lila Ellexson Senter includes readers on family Christmas tradition.


Our faith is so important to life's well-being, and stress not relieved is what causes much illness

Within the pages of Lila Ellexson Senter’s new book, The Gift, ($11.99, paperback, 9781498409810; $5.99, e-book, 9781498409827) readers will find uplifting anecdotes and Bible verses that highlight the true meaning of Christmas. The author shares a compilation of the “word gifts”—stories, poems, and quotations—that her family and friends have given each other over the years. These gifts are meant to inspire the reader’s devotion to God during the Christmas season and all year long.

“[I want readers to] feel the blessings of one's faith, love, family, and friends—to take some moments to be still, quiet one's mind & release stress. Why? Our faith is so important to life's well-being, and stress not relieved is what causes much illness,” states the author. “It is a book about love and hope, and is a gift for Abilene Hope Haven to secure & support its mission: Curing Homelessness one person at a time. All of my proceeds go to build the Hope Haven endowment.”

Lila Ellexson Senter is a retired social worker living in Abilene, Texas. She and her husband Bill, with whom she raised three children, enjoy traveling, reading, and volunteering in their community. This book was written as a way to promote and support the work of Abilene Hope Haven, a local shelter in the Senters’ hometown.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order The Gift through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

Media Contact: Lila Ellexson Senter
Email: lilaleesenter(at)gmail(dot)com

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